December 1, 2014 / Comments (0)

15 Day JMT Itinerary

15 day Southbound JMT itinerary

This is my 15 day Southbound JMT itinerary from Happy Isles to Whitney Portal. I spent my first night at Little Yosemite Valley.

DayStarting PointEnding PointToday's MileageTotal MileageNotes
1Happy Isles TrailheadLittle Yosemite Valley Campground4.64.6
2Little Yosemite Valley CampgroundTuolumne Backpackers Campground18.423.0
3Tuolumne Backpackers Campground~Thousland Island Lake (on PCT)21.344.3Small resupply from Tuolume and breakfast from grill
4~Thousland Island Lake (on PCT)Upper Crater Meadow20.765.0Resupply at Reds Meadows
5Upper Crater MeadowSquaw Lake17.082.0Favorite camp spot!
6Squaw LakeBear Creek16.298.2
7Bear CreekBlayney Hot Springs11.0109.2Resupply at Muir Trail Ranch- last resupply of the trip
8Blayney Hot SpringsEvolution Meadow11.0120.2Took a half day at the hiker hot springs
9Evolution MeadowUknown Pond14.0134.2
10Uknown PondGlacier Creek13.3147.5
11Glacier CreekJ Bench Lake14.3161.8Cold but gorgeous camping!
12J Bench LakeArrowhead Lake14.6176.4
13Arrowhead LakeAfter descent of Forester Pass19.2195.6Very cold and windy spot. Not many options around Forester
14After descent of Forester PassGuitar Lake13.8209.4Can continue to get closer to final climb up Whitney
15Guitar LakeWhitney Portal13.8223.2Burger time! Thumb a ride to Lone Pine

Happy Planning!

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